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the hearing resumed, brennan defended u.s. actions in the war on terror, but he acknowledged the c.i.a. is not immune from scrutiny. >> i have publicly acknowledged that our fight against al queda and associated forces has sometimes involved the use of lethal force outside the hot battle field of afghanistan. accordingly it is understandable there is great interest in the legal basis as well as the thresholds, criteria, processes, procedures, approvals and review for such actions. i have strongly promoted such public discussion with the congress, and with the american people as i believe our system of government and our commitment to transparency demand nothing less. >> reporter: late wednesday, mr. obama directed that the house and senate intelligence committees be given a classified memo on drone strikes abroad. it lays out the legal rationale for targeting american terrorism suspects. brennan has helped manage the program. oregon democrat ron wyden had pressed for release of the memo. he went directly to the issue during his first pass at questioning brennan. >> what should be d
angeles police office wanted for murder. >> suarez: we turn to iran as the u.s. tightens sanctions but tehran shows no signs of halting its nuclear program or engaging in talks. >> brown: from our american graduate series, we have the story of a chicago non-profit that aims to change the lives of would-be dropouts. >> what's interesting about one goal is that it pinpoints and targets low-income, underperforming students in non- selective chicago public schools, students who are least likely to graduate from high school, let alone college. >> suarez: we look at newly released documents showing leaders in the catholic church in los angeles shielded pedophile priests and failed to report allegations of child abuse. >> brown: and gwen ifill talks with biographer jeanne theo- haris, who offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an alabama bus in 1955. >> she is celebrated for one act and i think part of that celebration puts it all in the past, right, when the actual rosa parks keeps working on racial and social justice issues all the way up t
: a leaked document today put the spotlight back on lethal strikes by the u.s. government on u.s. citizens abroad. in response, top officials in the obama administration argued their actions are justified and legal. >> primary concern is to keep the american people safe, now do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and our values. >> ifill: attorney general eric holder today defended the justice department's rationale for authorizing the killings of americans overseas. >> we are -- we have as a basis for action that we take a congressional statute that allows us to operate against al qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or not only in afghanistan but in other parts of the world. we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and when we are confident that we're doing so in a they's consistent with a federal international law. >> ifill: nbc news obtained a 16-page justice department white paper apparently prepared for congressional committees last summer that describes the obama administration's legal reasoni
explore the legal and other issues surrounding the u.s. policy. >> ifill: then, federal and state governments sue a credit ratings agency it says gave good ratings to bad mortgage investments. >> brown: ray suarez looks at president obama's use of campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda. >> ifill: hari sreenivsan examines a million-dollar match fixing scandal shaking the world of international soccer. >> brown: and playing with the enemy: we have the story of an orchestra of israelis and arabs coming together for music, and maybe more. >> the only way that we can achieve anything that is remotely related to peace is if we sit together and talk or if we at least try to. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> sailing through the heart of historic landscapes you see things differently. you get close to iconic landmarks, to local life, to cultural treasures. it's a feeling that only the river can give you. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world and perhaps even yourself. viking
laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
the attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about safety in libya. >> we never received a request to do, so number one snopa any ta argued that benghazi was just one of many u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> the white house has provided few detailser the president's actions the night of the benghazi attacks. panetta revealed he briefed him of the attack but the two did not speak again that night. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states didn't call you, defense secretary panetta, and say, how's it going? >> normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >> i hate to interrupt you but we've got limited time. >> the president was well aware of what was going on. make no mistake about it. >> it's a sign that the president was disengaged. panetta says he and others were in t
korea. that u.n. action followed north korea's launch of a satellite in december. the u.s. and others had warned that the rocket could also be used to carry nuclear weapons. today's nuclear test sent the u.n. security council back into emergency meetings to discuss yet more sanctions. u.s. ambassador susan rice. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security. they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation and pressure under united states sanctions. >> brown: in washington a state department official confirmed that pong jiang had informed the u.s. of its intention to test a nuclear device but had given no date. other nations joined in a wave of condemnation including the russian foreign minister who was in south africa. >> from what we have heard today, pyongyang violated its commitment and deserves condemnation because it ignored the norms of international laws. >> brown: even china, the north's lone major ally voiced its, quote, staunch opposition. it urged
before attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about security in libya. >> did you receive that information? >> i did and i saw -- >> so it didn't poertbother you? >> it bothered me a great deal. >> why didn't you put forces in place to be ready to respond? >> because we never received a request to do so. >> he reported benghazi was one of u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> the u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> reporter: the white house has provided few details about the president's actions the night of the benghazi attacks. panetta revealed he briefed the president at the start of the attack, but the two men did not speak again that night. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary panetta to say, how's it going? >> you know normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat -- >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >>
currently living in the u.s. illegally. >> but the best place to begin i think is with the children. let's go ahead and get that underour belt, put a win on the board and so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own. >> candor's support for children is a change for him. he opposed the dream act back in 2010. >>> today is the 3rd day of festivities in carnival. it's estimated 5 million people take part in the 4 day festival. the festival is a huge boost for is the city. organizers say it will generate $600 million for if community. celebration turns to tragedy in new orleans. the latest on the shooting. >>> several people were killed during one of the world's largest religious gatherings. >> we're changing come mand but today is not about change. >>> and the u.s. a new u.s. commander takes charge in afghanistan, who he is and the biggest challenges he faces. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you
a delicacy in france and italy, where it is openly labeled and consumed. the u.s. secret service is investigating the apparent hacking of private emails from former presidents george h.w. bush and his son, george w. bush, and other family members. the "smoking gun" web site reported today that the hacker, known by the alias "guccifer," gained access to emails, as well as photos, phone numbers and addresses. another bush son, former florida governor jeb bush, called the hacking "outrageous". wall street finished the week on a positive note. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 49 points to close just short of 13,993. the nasdaq rose more than 28 points to close near 3,194, a 12-year high. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: we return to the civil war in syria, where activists say rebels clashed with government troops in damascus and shut down a highway out of the capital. meanwhile, in washington, there are new revelations of a split within the obama administration about what should be done about the conflict. ray suarez reports. >>
. now, where has the u.s. supreme court been on all of this? where has the u.s. supreme court been? well, far from protecting the interests of discreet and insular minorities, far from doing that, the u.s. supreme court has been busy defending this war at every turn. the u.s. supreme court or over the last couple decades has eviscerated amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures granting to the police the authority to stop, frisk, search just about anyone anywhere without any probable cause or reasonable suspicion, not a shred of evidence of criminal activity as long as they get consent. now, what's consent? consent is when a police officer walks up to a young man, officer walks up to the young man with one hand on his gun and says, son, put your arms up in the air so i can search you, see if you've got anything on you. kid says, uh-huh. that young man just waived his fourth amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. law enforcement doesn't have to have a shred of evidence to support that frisk now that the young man has consented, of course, belie
justification for drone strikes against u.s. citizens found to be operatives of al qaeda. >> they're legal, ethical, and wise. >> quake in the south pacific. >> reports at least five people are dead in the solomon islands. >> governor jerry brown taking on rick perry. >> who would want to spend their summers in 110-degree heat. >> the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. >> these reforms would reduce our government's bill. what's up, camera men? come on. they're breaking my flow all the time. >> lindsey vonn out the rest of the skiing season after a scary crash that tore her acl and mcl and broke a bone in her lower right lane. >> in south korea, a scary car accident caught on tape. both drivers managed to survive. >> all that -- >> kobe bryant with an attack. >> were your children ever raised by nannies? >> yes, did have some nannies, yes. >> when they came for the job interview, did they walk in and go great? >> her man the bicycle-riding dog. >> -- and all that matters -- >> i'm worried that he might have a heart atta
on the monster storm from bernie rayno of accuweather. >> woodruff: then, should the u.s. arm the rebels in syria? ray suarez examines a growing rift between the white house and key members of the president's cabinet. >> brown: spencer michels has the story of new discoveries about mars coming from the rover vehicle known as "curiosity," the product of nasa's jet propulsion lab. >> it may sound familiar but what scientists here at jpl are actually looking for are signs of life past and present on the red planet >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with pulitzer- prize-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation cre
of the church, we're joined by monsignor rick hilgartner of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. he's the executive director of the secretariat of divine worship. sister christine schenk, a catholic nun and executive director of future church, which calls for a more progressive church. and from rome, john allen of cnn. he covers the vatican for the network and for the "national catholic reporter." we thank you all three for being with us. john allen, i'm going to stay with you. how much of a surprise was this? >> judy, i think this was a near total shock. just to tell you how crazy it was, i was actually scheduled to have lunch with a senior vatican official, a guy who works just down the hall from the papal apartment. as of early this morning even he didn't know it was coming. as your set-up piece indicated the shock isn't the content of the decision -- benedict had hinted fairly openly that he was receptive to the idea of a pope resigning, that actually under some circumstances a pope would have an obligation to resign if he's not able to continue to perform his duties. but certai
. what the u.s. coast guard is telling us. >>> a big fire in san mateo county. the video you will see only on two. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> it's an historic time at the vatican as the pope getting ready to step down and there's news from rome, plus right here in the bay area. >>> and huge flames tear through this vacant home in rohnert park overnight. no one inside. we'll tell you what investigators will be doing later on inside to try to figure out what started the fire. ♪ >> it was a night of music and movies at last night's academy awards. look at the last night's big winners and bigger moments beyond that. "mornings on 2" begins right now. ll, good morning. welcome to
islands. >>> the u.s. postal service announcing plans to stop their saturday delivery. first class mail it will begin august 1st. >>> california governor jerry brown taking on texas governor rick perry, governor perry encouraging businesses to move to texas. >>> the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. >> these reforms would reduce our government's bill. what's up, cameraman? >>> lindsey vonn out the rest of the season after a scary crash. >>> in south korea aer isifying car crash caught on tape. both drivers managed to survive. >>> all that. >> the drive, oh kobe bryant on a rk attack! >> were your children raised by nannies? >> yes. >> when they came for the job interview did they walk in and see you and go great. >> the bicycling riding dog. >> and all that matters. >> i worry he may have a heart attack or stroke. it's like a time bomb waiting to happen. >> on "cbs this morning." ♪ two tickets to paradise ♪ >> you are not going to hollywood. ♪ whoa whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa ♪ captioning funded by
of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
the california state line. >> u s g s says the 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit just after 4 yesterday afternoon. >> it was centered around 200 mi. south of reno. >> aftershocks ranging from 3.1 to 3.7 magnitude followed shortly thereafter. there were no reports of any damage. >> federal housing and health officials awarded $12 million to the california housing financing agency to offer rental assistance to 335 low-income people with disabilities. >> the funding will give them a stable housing and support service. >> the funds awarded to california as part of the total $98 million the fed are awarded to 13 how the agencies. >> at least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a san francisco bay area creek. >> san francisco public utilities commission discovered the leak on saturday near crystal springs reservoir, our drinking water system that serves 2.5 million bay area residents. >> officials said they expect the fish death toll which may have included threatened steelhead trout to rise, possibly to the hundreds. sam tail cr
district, the outer mission and then downtown. bringing total to 22. last year, the u.s. justice department warned letters to landlords warning of a crackdown. since then, eight clubs have been closed. we're live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> today, the battle over marijuana marijuana will take a -- over medical marijuana will take a different turn. they are expected to introduce legislation to make this a state issue, not a federal issue. supporters say recent state ballot measures to legalize pot prove it is time to end the 75- year old prohibition. >> school officials in alabama are planning a big birthday celebration for a little boy rescued from an underground bunker. authorities stormed the urge abouter and the boy was -- the bunker and the boy was rescued. the big celebration will also honor that bus driver who protected almost two dozen other children from the gunman. >> we want to celebrate the life of charles poland, a true hero. he will forever be remembered as a true hero and when all of the information is released, the nation
, the stock is taking a hit of 5%. finally, u.s. airways, i should say, are closing in on a 11 billion dollar merger with american allies and it would create the world's largest ally and they're trading up a little tiny bit, holding right around 14 bucks a share. all right, the fed keeps on printing, economic growth slowing, and vladimir putin gets the hit and he's been hoarding gold for a decade and why the price moving higher? we'll discuss it in a moment. (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottre. voted "best investment services company." today is gonnae an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it onlin
works of fiction, the claim states. u.s. doping authorities have given armstrong a two-week window to come in and talk to them. we'll see. on the possible upside for armstrong, the hope that cooperating with authorities now will somehow give him a break and help out with some of his other, many, legal problems. george? >> good work breaking that investigation news. >>> we're going to turn, now, to washington, where america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senato
if not the most powerful. her career has been extraordinary. not only first lady, but a u.s. senator and secretary of state and somebody who could be again a candidate for the presidency in 2016. >> she came under fire for the attack on the consulate in ben gazay that left four americans dead and a suicide in turkey friday has been called an act of terror by the obama administration. how much will trouble in the mideast at a point her legacy? >> i don't think it will. i think her legacy is pretty clear. is there anybody who looks at her on that tape or any other tape who doesn't see someone they think can perform beautifully as president of the united states? that's a tough bar to clear, but you look at her and think about everybody feels that sense whether they agree politically or not, she is there. i think her legacy will be empowering women and girls around the globe. the 112 countries she visited, not a woman or girl who doesn't think they have rights and abilities they didn't have without hillary plugging for them. the fact that she harnessed high technology. her view is that the cold war an
raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japannese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture but few know the history behind it. a history of lost and found. told by jim axel rod tonight. >> this was happened carved by a marine. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was ten years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii... >> reporter: brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that fits brown's collection... sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved he used his own money to create it, finishing the 12-foot statue six months after the battle. the statue was displayed in front of the federal reserve b
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted kling a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be r
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, a half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. and as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. and as you point out, in a very rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the ever-tightening economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if yo
to the u.s. embassy in turkey. foreign correspondent richard engel is in istanbul with the latest. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. details are still coming in, but witnesses say that a suicide bomber tried to enter the u.s. embassy using a side door, that he got as far as the first x-ray machine and then detonated some sort of explosive device. the u.s. ambassador quoted by the roueuters news agency says e turkish guard was killed, working for the u.s. embassy. there were many injured, mostly people who were walking by on the street. the u.s. embassy just issued a statement, but didn't provide any details. it said that they are thankful for the actions of the turkish authorities and that more information will be provided later. >> richard engel, thank you very much. >>> admirers and critics alike are remembering former new york city mayor ed koch who died overnight from congestive heart failure. the current mayor, michael bloomberg, called him new york's champion. he was 88 years old. >>> the cause of thursday's massive explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were ki
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